You couldn’t even get away from politics when you watched the Emmy’s! The Emmy Awards on Sunday night barely got out of the opening song and dance number by host Stephen Colbert, before President Trump got a shout out from his late-night nemesis.
Talking about the 450 TV shows presented this year, Colbert said, “There’s no way anyone could watch that much TV, other than the president,” said Colbert during his monologue. He added with a wave, “Hello sir, thank you for joining us. Looking forward to the tweets!”
Colbert then reminded the cheering crowd that Trump was obsessed with the Emmys. “However you feel about the president, you can’t deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way,” he said, referencing House of Cards and the new season of American Horror Story. “We all know the Emmys mean a lot to Donald Trump because he was nominated multiple times for Celebrity Apprentice, but he never won. If he had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn’t have run for president.”
Colbert noted, “So in a way, this is all your fault — I thought you people loved morally compromised antiheroes.” The Emmy host also reminded the audience that Trump has repeatedly claimed that the Emmy’s were rigged. When Colbert showed an old tweet by Trump about former hose Seth Meyers having “marbles in his mouth,’ the camera cut to Myers in the crowd spitting out marbles.
Indeed, the biggest surprise came when Colbert welcomed a special guest to the Emmy stage, Sean Spicer.
“What really matters to Donald Trump is ratings, you have to have the big numbers,” said Colbert. Then, wheeling his own podium, the former White House press secretary appeared to offer his own prediction about the audience size at the awards show.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the world,” Spicer said. This was a flashback to his infamous press conference where he spoke about the crowds at Trump’s inauguration.
What do you think about how Stephen Colbert weaved President Trump into the show’s humor?
Credit: Hollywood Reporter